Labor Economics

I. Training Goals and Duration of Schooling

This major aims to develop talented students who adhere to the four cardinal principles: promoting the reform and opening-up; developing morally, intellectually, and physically; obeying the law and being disciplined; being of good conduct. These students must have a good knowledge of economic theory and systematic world history expertise, as well as a good command of a foreign language and certain modern economic analysis methods and computer technology. After graduation, these students can engage in teaching and research in the field of the world economics, can work in management in government departments, or they can be active in the business of the real economy.

Master’s degree students have a flexible study period of two to three years, and those who complete the required credits and pass the examinations as well as the thesis defense can finish their studies within two or two-and-a-half years.

II. Specialized Research Orientation

No. Research Main Research Content Supervisors
1 Economic Development and Income Distribution

China's economic development, labor market, and income distribution.

Professor Li Shi (Supervisor of Ph.D. candidates)
Associate Professor Yin Heng
2 Labor Market

Basic theory and practice of the labor market and employment, including the structure and operation of labor markets, labor mobility, technological progress and employment, unemployment, training, wage determination, income distribution, social security, etc.

Lai Desheng, Professor (Supervisor of Ph.D. candidates)
Associate Professor Li You
3 Human Capital Research

 Human capital theory and issues of human capital investment, human resource development, human resource management, etc.

Professor Li Baoyuan (Supervisor of Ph.D. candidates)
4 Employment and Wages  

Labor supply and demand, wage theory and systems, trade unions and the labor market and wage issues.

Associate Professor Li Ping
5 Income Distribution and Social Security

Labor markets, wage theory and systems, personal income distribution and national income distribution, social security system, and other issues.

Professor Lu Yuexiang (Supervisor of Ph.D. candidates)

Labor Economics

China's economic development, and labor market issues

Associate Professor Sun Zhijun,
Associate Professor Liu Zeyun

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